Grants & RFPs

Located in NY’s Hudson Valley, with capabilities for working remotely, Spye Hill has helped secure over ten-million dollars in awards for a variety of not-for-profits across the state. Spye Hill focuses on every intricate detail of your RFP or grant application from brainstorming and development to submission and administration.

Currently contracted with:
Cappella Festiva
Choice Words, LLC (for the Bardavon)
Depot Theatre
Dutchess County SPCA
Warwick Valley Humane Society

Recent Grant and RFP highlights
please feel free to ask for a full listing of awards and writing samples

The following projects were developed for the
Adirondack North Country Sports Council, Lake Placid, NY:

• URI – ESD 2019: FISU World Games Yr. 2-3 – $5,000,000
Grant Development & Administration

• URI – ESD 2018: FISU World Games Yr. 1 – $1,400,000
Grant Development & Administration

The following clients are/were served under contract with
Choice Words, PR, New Paltz, NY:

• The Bardavon / UPAC (successfully secured over $250k in 2019-20 from a variety of private, state, and federal foundations including Dyson Foundation $160,000, and NEA $50,000)

• SUNY New Paltz Foundation (private foundations including Knight Foundation $120,000)
• Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center (private foundations)
• Caramoor (CFA)
• Kaatsbaan (CFA)
• Lafayette Theatre (CFA)
• Revel 32 (CFA)

The following projects were developed for the
Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, Lake Placid, NY:

• CFA – ESD Market NY 2017-18: International Children’s Games
Special Event – $250,000
Grant Developer & Administrator

• CFA – ESD Market NY 2018-19: Empire State Winter Games
Special Event – $65,000
Grant Developer & Administrator

• Adirondack Rail Trail 2018-19
SWOT Analysis & Content Development
DEC Special Project Support

• Essex County Fairgrounds Task Force 2018-19
Content Development, Final Presentation
Special Project Support

• Saranac Lake Curling Task Force 2019
Content Development
Special Project Support

• Jay, NY Task Force 2019
Content Development
Special Project Support

• ESD Tourism Matching Funds 2017-18, 2016-17, 2015-16: Essex, Franklin, Hamilton counties
Grant Administrator & Project Director

• ESD Feasibility Project 2017: Urban & Community Development – Global Sports Analysis & Venue Economic Sustainability – $32,000
Grant Developer & Administrator

• International Children’s Games: RFP for 2019 Host City
Lake Placid selected as host site

• 2023 World University Games: Bid support
Lake Placid selected as host site

• CFA – ESD Market NY 2016-17: Ironman 70.3 – Special Event – $50,000
Grant Developer & Administrator

• IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships: RFP for 2017 Host City
May 2015: Lake Placid top 3 finalist
Feb. 2016: Awarded 5-year host site contract

• CFA – ESD Market NY 2015-16: Empire State Winter Games – $275,000
Grant Administrator

• 2017 Snowshoe World Championships – RFP for Event Host Site
Feb. 2016: Saranac Lake RFP selected as winner

• NCREDC Priority Project / CFA Grant / Upstate Revitalization Initiative
October 2015: Lake Placid application selected as Priority Project

• USA Luge: RFP Luge Headquarters
Lake Placid announced as headquarters

• DEC Smart Growth Grant: $75,000 (match grant)

The following projects were developed for the
North Country Behavioral Healthcare Network, Saranac Lake, NY:

Lead Staff for two HUD CoC programs covering 5 Northern NY Counties:
Franklin, Essex, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence counties

• HUD 2013-14 CoC: Continuum of Care Program NY-522 – $1,242,616
Grant Development & Extensive Research

• HUD 2013-14 CoC: Continuum of Care Program NY-520 – $51,601
Grant Development & Extensive Research

The following projects were developed for the
Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY:

Grant Assistant with successful proposals to:
NYSCA, ACT, LPEF, Stewart’s, Uihlein Foundation, PennPAT, MAAF, DCA, CAP, and private funders.

• Benefit and Event Planning, Organization & Execution
Notable events:
– Annual Joy to the Children benefit raising ~$100,000/year
– Annual themed summer benefit raising ~$50,000/year.

As unbelievable as it may be, we actually enjoy grant writing and all the tedious little details that go along with it. It’s true!